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Based on information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health about the Coronavirus epidemic, beginning Friday, March 13, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close all sites and postpone programs scheduled through the end of March. Closings include the Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, and William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians in Natchez, and Winterville Mounds.

Postponed events include the weekly History Is Lunch series, the opening reception of the Mississippi Distilled exhibit on March 20, and the Mississippi Freedom Seder event on April 2, all at the Two Mississippi Museums. The Bettye Jolly Lecture at the Eudora Welty House and Garden on March 19, the New Stage Theater event at the Old Capitol Museum on March 31, and the Powwow at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians on March 28 have also been postponed.

For more information email info@mdah.ms.gov or call 601-576-6822.

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